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Ontario Mayors and Ministers to meet at first Great Lakes Summit

Tuesday, May 5th 2009 9:35:09am

Media Advisory

Ontario Mayors and Ministers to meet at first Great Lakes Summit
Mayors to release 5-point Action Plan to protect Great Lakes


Provincial-Municipal Great Lakes Summit and Release of Mayors Great Lakes Action Plan

• Press Conference and Teleconference on outcomes from the Great Lakes Summit and details of the Mayors' Great Lakes Action Plan
• Media participating via teleconference should dial in at 2:15 pm at  1- 866 939 3921 or 1-678 302 3550


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

• Press Conference and media teleconference begins at 2:30pm


Palais Royale, 1601 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto

• Upon arrival, media will be escorted to the media meeting room in the Lower Lounge
• Prior to the press conference, media will be escorted to the back deck of the Palais Royale, overlooking Lake Ontario (weather permitting)

Press Conference participants

• Toronto Mayor David Miller, Ontario Minister of Environment John Gerretsen, Ontario Minister of Natural Resources Donna Cansfield, Thunder Bay Mayor Lynn Peterson
• Also in attendance -  Kingston Mayor Harvey Rosen, Halton Councillor Alan Johnston, Niagara Regional Chair Peter Partington, St. Catharines Mayor Brian McMullan, Blue Mountains Mayor Ellen Anderson, Chatham Kent Mayor Randy Hope, Goderich Mayor Deb Shewfelt.

Media Inquiries

Great Lakes and St. Lawrence  Cities Initiative
Nicola Crawhall, Deputy Director        
Cell: (416) 432-2739    

Ontario Ministry of Environment
John Karapita, Minister's Communications Advisor
Tel: (416) 314-6736

Kate Jordan, Communications Branch
Tel: (416) 314-6666

Press Conference Logistics

Francine Antonio, Strategic Communications
City of Toronto
Cell: (647) 224-8022